WWIII Watch: Ukraine Is Already Out Of Ammo

What happened with all that $100+ billion the U.S. gave them, plus all the aid from EU countries? Oh, right, a lot of it was for paying government employees and elected officials, rather than fighting a war. And all the siphoning off, graft, etc, particularly since the money and aid have not been tracked

Zelensky Admits Ukraine Already Ran Out Of Ammo

The US-led West’s Mainstream Media (MSM) began reporting more accurately on the military-strategic dynamics of the NATO-Russian proxy war in Ukraine since the start of the year, but the true test of their comparatively improved integrity will be whether they raise awareness about Zelensky’s latest damning admission. In an interview with Japanese newspaper Yomiuri Shimbun, he candidly told his interlocutors that “We do not have ammunition. For us the situation in the East is not good.” (snip)

The very fact that Ukraine is out of ammunition proves that the West’s defeat in its self-declared “race of logistics” with Russia might already be a fait accompli by this point since it’s clear that Kiev can’t keep pace with its opponent despite being backed by all of NATO’s military-industrial capacity. Zelensky almost certainly didn’t realize that his candid admission essentially amounted to this, but it’s presently unclear whether the MSM will inform their audience about this or not.

On the one hand, doing so could contribute to his forthcoming begging campaign, but it could also backfire if taxpayers start asking whether it’s worth ponying up even more money if Ukraine already ran out of ammo despite the over $100 billion in aid that it’s received thus far. After all, if that astronomical sum wasn’t enough to keep their guns firing, then there’s no telling how much will be needed for Kiev to reconquer more of its lost territory like it intends to do.

Of course, those looking to foment WWIII really push hard

The West Must Give Ukraine the Weapons It Needs to Win

For the past four months, people around the world have witnessed the macabre process of Russian forces making repeated assaults near the Ukrainian city of Bakhmut for only the tiniest of gains. By some counts, Russia has lost about five of its soldiers for every Ukrainian soldier lost—to say nothing of massive equipment losses. Although in theory a country can win a war by using its military forces to make forward assaults against an enemy’s forces, that’s just not a smart way to fight. Military technology long ago evolved to arm both sides in conflicts with extremely lethal weaponry, and any army that tries to approach this machinery head-on is likely to suffer major, and in some cases horrific, losses.

Far more effective is to weaken your opponent’s forces before they get to the battlefield. You can limit what military infrastructure they’re able to build, make sure what they do build is substandard, hamper their ability to train troops to operate what they build, and hinder them from deploying their resources to the battlefield. These steps are doubly effective in that they save your own forces while degrading the other side’s. Over the past two centuries, the powers that have emerged triumphant have been the ones that not only fought the enemy on the battlefield but also targeted its production and deployment systems—as the Union did by controlling the waters around the Confederacy during the Civil War and as the United States and Britain did from the air against Nazi Germany.

In light of such dynamics, the manner in which the West is supporting Ukraine’s war effort is deeply frustrating. Though NATO countries have a variety of systems that can target Russian forces deep behind their lines, recent aid has been overwhelmingly geared toward preparing Ukraine to make direct assaults against the Russian army. The most widely discussed forms of equipment—such as Leopard 2 tanks, Bradley armored personnel carriers, and even Archer long-range artillery—are not the kinds of systems that can disrupt or degrade Russian forces far behind the front lines.

So, what does Phillips Payson O’Brien at the Atlantic suggest? Missile systems that can strike Russia well behind their lines, even into Russia, in the form of “longer range systems.” I just don’t get why so many want to start WWIII, all for a non-strategic nation.

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5 Responses to “WWIII Watch: Ukraine Is Already Out Of Ammo”

  1. Down on the Corner says:

    I surmise a vast sum has made its way to the BIDEN CRIME FAMILY. That is why the money is NOT TRACKED.

  2. Professor Hale says:

    The estimates I am seeing is that Ukraine has squandered between 30-50% of the aid sent to them. Squandered means it just disappeared and no one knows where it went. Even military hardware is being sold directly to the Russians. The Russians are now said to be the proud new owners of a modern French artillery system. Not captured in battle. Bought. As part of American military modernization, we considered buying the French system. It was superior to ours in every way. We couldn’t afford it.

    Even without squandering, when it comes to artillery ammunition, the Ukrainians have simply expended it all. Western ammunition factories don’t have the capacity to replace it as fast as the Ukrainians are using it. The Western nations use of 155mm ammunition has greatly diminished and all of the European nations stopped keeping their stocks full decades ago, choosing instead to depend on American military spending for their security. Even America, for our own political reasons, hasn’t invested in ammunition reserves like we did back in the cold war. We already don’t have enough for our own needs. Some Artillery units in the US Army will not go to gunnery training this year because we don’t have the ammo. We gave it all away. Without a doubt, the Ukrainians are hoarding some. They sold some to other nations. But mostly, they just used it up.

    The Ukrainians are caught in a blood-for-treasure money laundering scheme where their government ministers are getting hugely wealthy and the old men and boys are being dragged off the streets, thrown into a truck and driven to the Russian Front.

    If the Biden administration had any ethics at all, they would be trying to end this war instead of fueling it. To be fair, we learned that even if Trump were president, his own state department and DoD generals would be undermining him and trying to force us into the war deeper. Just like they did with Afghanistan and Syria and like they tried to do with Iran.

  3. H says:

    Down on the Corner
    Biden is 80yo. He has always lived rather modestly
    He lives in fuckin Delaware for Christ’s sake not Miami Beach.
    Most of his life he commuted by train, not helicopter.
    In 2020 Bidens net worth was estimated to be 7 million.
    The CV l ok beyond own 2 houses one they paid 1 t million for the other in DC. They paid 4.5 million for
    Neither the Clintons nor the Bidens seem to enjoy a luxury life style

  4. H says:

    Since the ear began Putin stooges have been for asking gloom and doom for Ukraine
    The Russians have lost so many tanks they are refurbishing tank hulls made in the 60s
    The Russians also are running out of ammo they recently had to buy rifle ammo from the Chinese.
    The Euros k no kw that Russia must not be allowed to take Ukraine
    The Ukrainians fire a bb out 5000 shells per day the European shave just budgeted 1 billion more solely for artillery shells which cost a bb out $3000 each
    That should provide the Ujraisns with about 330,000 shells enough for 2 months.
    Don’t forget it was the rightwingpromsrily in both the uSA and Europe that thought Hitler could be appeased

  5. H says:

    The first of Germany’s Lepoard2 tanks arrive in Ukraine.
    Have you see the video of them showing up off their gun stabilization ? They Ballance a 1 liter stein of beer on the end of the gun, then drive it cross country over broken ground without spilling any beer

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